Powerslide Alpine Pro Team
Name: Noah Sing
Current Location: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Loving to skate since: 2003. Basically, since I can remember.
Riding for Powerslide since: 2017
Current Skate Setup: Powerslide Arise Trinty, XXX 12,8”/3x125mm frame, Matter Code X-treme 125mm, and Wicked bearings
Why do you love to skate? I love the speed on the skates and the gravitation feeling you have during turns between the gates.
What keeps you pushing forward in skating? The rivalries with my friends and the fact that I haven’t won any big events yet. It just never gets boring to compete in races and on different tracks and courses. Trying to find small things to work on and improve to see again in the coming races how you can perform and where you stand on the ladder. Furthermore, I have my sister as my training partner and we keep motivating each other every time one of us is lacking some motivation to keep going. I have the ambition to always be at least one second faster than my sister which brings a funny family intern competition which is a lot of fun, to be honest.
What was your greatest success? I was 5th during the World Roller Games in China which was a really exciting event. Another amazing race for me was a world cup in Tortoreto in Italy where I became 3rd after a crazy second run. Another great but also sad moment was being first after the first run during the World Roller Games in Barcelona 2019 but failing to finish the second run.
What is your favorite race? Generally, I love races in bigger cities and races with a lot of spectators and a good atmosphere. Examples of that are the races in Villablino in Spain. It’s always a nice event with a great atmosphere. Races I enjoyed a lot as well were the World Roller Games in Barcelona 2019 and in Nanjing in China 2017.
What advice would you like to give? Never give up! Sometimes you just have bad luck or ýou are missing a tiny bit of something so that everything works out. Life is a roller coaster it goes up and down so don’t give up on the low point! And even during races with bad results or races where it didn’t work out as planned, you can take something with you to learn for the next time.
Any hobbies outside of skating? I am somewhat of a gamer and sometimes enjoy spending my evenings in front of my computer playing games with my friends. Apart from that, I love sports! I’m a ski instructor and love to ski during the winter. I tried some tennis with my sister before the pandemic started, which was a lot of fun as well. When I was younger, I played some volleyball and did some judo as well.
What is your favorite moment in skating? A really satisfying feeling is to cross the finish line after an amazing run and just to know already before you see your time that this was a very fast run and that you gave everything you had during the run. A feeling which is fascinating every time as well is when you are basically about to crash or to fail your run but you save it in the last second and manage to pass the next gate. The time feels like it goes by slower cause of a short adrenaline rush and it makes you very happy even if the run isn’t optimal when you could avoid the disqualification and still have a second run to go for it.
Tell us about your personal philosophy, phrase, ethic, and/or value as a skater! Yes, you can write a book…? I’m usually a laid-back person. I love to spend time with my sister and my friends at the races and compete with them on the track. We build each other up if a race ended with a frustrating result and celebrate good races together. I usually always train with my sister and the sport became a kind of our family sport and we spend a lot of time together and motivate each other which is really nice! So far I haven’t been too often on podiums which bothers me a bit, as I find myself often in the 4th place which can be frustrating sometimes. But that is only motivating me to keep going as I have been very close to it! The competition between the men is rather strong and you have to fight for every inch! I enjoy the races where a lot of different nations participate and it feels like the whole sport is like a big family. I missed the races a lot last year as we sadly only had a few races cause of the worldwide pandemic.